Family Section

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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice

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Oxfordshire County Council's childcare team goes paperless

Oxfordshire County Council’s legal team could be saying a permanent goodbye to filing after successfully completing their first ‘paperless’ case.

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How not to be an emotionally resilient lawyer

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In the second installment on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the behaviours that undermine our sense of wellbeing

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Sharp v Sharp – a case of ‘Miller-lite'Subscription

20 June 2017By

Wife successfully challenges divorce judgment awarding ex-husband of four years £2.7M. 

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Ex-wife awarded £453 million in divorce

24 May 2017By

Fatimah Farag, an assistant solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP, discusses the recent decision in AAZ v BBZ and Others [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam) and the court’s approach to the parties’ huge levels of wealth.

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We want to hear about your recent court experiences

24 May 2017

With growing concerns over the court system, we want to hear about your experiences and the problems which affect you and your clients. 

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Setting aside financial orders 2017 update

Take part in this webinar to find out what to do when faced with a potential set aside application - as the applicant or the respondent.

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Setting up shop: how to start up a small law firm (8 September)

This event will provide practical advice on setting up your own firm

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FAQ: Precedents for severance of joint tenancy

17 March 2017

The Law Society library maintains a database of enquiries called Common Queries. These include results from research to find forms, precedents, rules, regulations and guidance. These records can be freely accessed via the library catalogue Library Knowledge Base. 

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FAQ: Precedents for bare trusts

23 November 2016

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for bare trusts

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Family Law Hub area

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We give you exclusive free access to case notes and webinars on a range of topical issues through our monthly updates provided by Family Law Hub.

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Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

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